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Matching Jack

Country: Australia

Genre: Drama



A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.


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A heart rending movie of two boys suffering from leukaemia so it's a case of out with the paper hankies. Kodi Smit-McPhee gives a great performance as the dying boy, Finn, and with obvious help from the make-up department, looks ghastly ill. Tom Russell plays Jack where he meets Finn when they share a room in the hospital. Kodi is marvellous in his part which requires some quite emotional acting. At only 83 minutes long the film is rather short on character development but all the tragedy is there of having to watch your child dying slowly from a terrible disease. There are funny moments in the film that lighten the sombre plot somewhat. One or two inconsistences occur like the father being allowed to make his son's hospital bed into a pirate ship. Also taking his son out of hospital into the freezing cabin he has by the bay. I got the sneaking feeling there was a little too much about finding a cure for Jack while poor Finn was simply allowed to fade away.

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